What makes a food so super? To be labeled a ‘ superfood ’ something must contain a high concentration of nutrients, whether that be antioxidants, micronutrients, vitamins or minerals. While most plant-based foods are good for your health, superfoods go that extra mile and pack some significant nutrition in smaller quantities. These special ingredients can make a huge difference in everyday nutrition and can be quite fun to incorporate into recipes.
A store favorite, Navitas Organics, offers a wide range of these incredible items with high quality ingredients and sourcing. Since their line is also on sale this month we decided to dedicate an entire week to these bad boys, and share just how amazing each one is for your health! Head on over to our instagram if you didn’t catch our superfood spotlights.
To recap here’s some of the superfoods we’re loving at the moment:
-Some honorable mentions: Chia seeds (fatty acids and protein galore), Camu powder (60x more vitamin C than an orange), and acai ( antioxidant megasource).
To conclude our #SuperfoodWeek, we’re sharing a simple granola recipe that will help you pack in a bunch of these items in one shot and prove eating healthy can be both easy and delicious. This granola is also easily adaptable to fit any allergies or preferences – for it to be gluten free simply make sure your rolled oats are certified gluten free, and the lack of nuts makes this safe to send to school with the kids. It also happens to be refined sugar free, contain a decent amount of protein, whole grains, and omega-3 and 6 fatty acids to keep you satiated.
Sprinkle it on your smoothie, eat it on its own, or pour some up with your favorite nut milk. This granola will leave you feeling energized, satisfied and dare we say – super. We hope you enjoy this superfood packed recipe as much as we do!
Serves: ~10 ( ¼ cup servings)
Prep time: 15 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Total Time: 35 mins
- 1 cup rolled oats (not instant)
- 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa or buckwheat groats
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 1/2 tbsp Matcha powder
- Optional: 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1/4 cup maple syrup, or liquid sweetener of choice
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup goji berries
- 2 tbsp-1/4 cup cacao nibs
- Preheat oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or oil.
- Add rolled oats, quinoa, hemp seeds, Matcha Powder, sea salt, cinnamon and ginger, if using, into a medium sized bowl.
- In a smaller bowl, melt coconut oil until liquid then combine with maple syrup and vanilla extract.
- Pour wet ingredients over dry and using your hands or a spatula mix until everything is evenly coated.
- Spread the mixture onto the baking tray in an even layer, bake for 15-20 mins flipping halfway through. Be careful during the last five minutes, as the granola can go from nicely toasted to burnt quite quickly.
- Remove granola from oven and let cool for 10 mins. Sprinkle over the goji berries and cacao nibs, then toss the granola again breaking it into bite sized pieces and disrupting the add-ins.
- Store granola in an airtight container to preserve crunch and freshness for up to 2-3 months.